We have all been told that we should set fitness goals. For some reason, most of us are under the impression that the time to make these goals is at the beginning of the year, when we set New Year's resolutions. Here's a newsflash: it doesn't take a new year to be a new you! Don't wait until 2020 to set goals that could improve your health and well-being now.
How do you make smart fitness goals in order to keep them?
Whether it’s deciding to lose five pounds or last five minutes longer on the treadmill, California Family Fitness is here to provide support and help you not only establish realistic fitness goals but also make sure you stick with them all year long!
4 Simple Strategies for Fitness Success
Tip #1 Get Very Specific
Your goal should be clear and specific, otherwise you won't be able to focus your. Start with answering five "W" fitness questions below:
- What do I want to accomplish?
- Why is this goal important?
- Who is involved?
- Where is it located? (Closer is better!)
- Which resources obstacles are involved?
Tip #2 Make Goals Measurable
How will you know once you have reached your goal? Whether this means testing your body fat, keeping a workout or food log, or stepping on the scale, track your progress! Seeing measurable results will help you build momentum and sustain your motivation.
Tip #3 Reward Fitness Success
A goal should be challenging, but it’s important to set practical and usable resolutions that are within reach. Instead of setting a goal to lose 20 pounds, instead set smaller milestones along the way, such as: “As soon as I drop five pounds, I’ll treat myself to a sporty massage.”
Make your exercise goals attainable so those rewards are easier to achieve. (Avoid food rewards too, stick with things that’ll make you feel fitter, like a new pair of sneakers.)
Tip #4 Write Them Down!
When your goals are written down they become easier to visualize which may help modify your mindset. The very act of jotting down resolutions means you took the first step to commit. Plus, it will help you stay accountable.
The good news is that you don’t need a new year or even a new to create and start working towards new fitness goals. Whether you’re looking for guidance on which goals to set, what classes to take, or your exercise accountability, our team is happy to help you throughout the process and cheer you along the way. We're excited to announce an exciting opportunity to get support and motivation to achieve your goals before the end of 2019.